Cinedigm Acquires SXSW Grand Jury and Audience Award Winner, Short Term 12 by Writer/Director Destin Daniel Cretton, Starring

  Cinedigm Acquires SXSW Grand Jury and Audience Award Winner, Short Term 12
  by Writer/Director Destin Daniel Cretton, Starring Brie Larson

  Cinedigm takes all North American and Latin American rights, with a robust
             U.S. theatrical release planned for late Summer 2013

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- March 28, 2013

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired all North American and Latin American
distribution rights to Destin Daniel Cretton’s 2013 SXSW Film Festival dual
Grand Jury and Audience Award winner SHORT TERM 12. Cinedigm plans to release
the film theatrically in late summer with an eye towards awards for the film
and its performances.

Short Term 12, Brie Larson and Keith Stanfield, photo by Brett Pawlak

Short Term 12, Brie Larson and Keith Stanfield, photo by Brett Pawlak

SHORT TERM 12 is the touching and uplifting story of Grace (Brie Larson), a
twenty-something social worker who has channeled the demons of her own
troubled past into a passion for helping at-risk teens. Her newest ward,
Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever), forces Grace to relive her own difficult upbringing
just as she and her boyfriend Mason (John Gallagher Jr.) are on the cusp of
making a decision that will change their lives. This is writer/director
Cretton’s second feature following the 2012 Sundance Film Festival selection I
AM NOT A HIPSTER. The film also features Rami Malek and newcomer, Keith

Writer/director Cretton spoke with enthusiasm about his new partners, “We all
couldn't be more excited to be teaming up with the Cinedigm family to release
this movie. I feel very lucky to have found a company that shares our passion
and vision for this story, and can't wait for everyone to see the film. “

“SHORT TERM 12 is an inspiring, beautifully crafted film that represents the
best of what American Independent cinema can be,” said Vincent Scordino, Vice
President of Theatrical Acquisitions, for Cinedigm. “This is a career-defining
performance for Brie Larson and all of us at Cinedigm are supremely excited to
share this incredible film with audiences everywhere. This is exactly the kind
of film Cinedigm is looking to champion as we expand our theatrical presence.”

Scordino negotiated the deal with Traction Media and Cinetic. Traction Media’s
Maren Olson and Asher Goldstein produced alongside Joshua Astrachan of Animal
Kingdom and independent producer Ron Najor. Executive producers are Frederick
W. Green, Douglas Stone, and David Kaplan. Amanda Johnson-Zetterstrom
co-produced. Animal Kingdom fully financed the feature.

Cretton is represented by WME, manager Jonathan Hung, and Chad Christopher of

About Cinedigm

Over the past decade, Cinedigm has led the digital distribution revolution
that continues to transform the media landscape. In addition to its pioneering
role in transitioning movie theatres from traditional film prints to digital
distribution, Cinedigm continues to advance worldwide cinema modernization
with its suite of software products allowing exhibitors and distributors to
manage their newly digital businesses with efficiency, insight and certainty.
And, as the leading distributor of independent content in the world, Cinedigm
collaborates with producers and the exhibition community with unequalled
transparency to market, source, curate and distribute quality content across
all digital platforms to targeted and profitable audiences. The company’s
library of over 5,000 titles includes award-winning documentaries from
Docurama Films®, next-gen indies from Flatiron Film Company® and acclaimed
independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance
Institute and Tribeca Film. Cinedigm is proud to distribute many
Oscar®-nominated films including “The Invisible War,” “Hell and Back Again,”
“GasLand,” “Waste Land” and “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.”

Upcoming CEG multi-platform releases include Dante Ariola’s ARTHUR NEWMAN,
Craig Zisk’s THE ENGLISH TEACHER, Jared Moshe’s DEAD MAN’S BURDEN, Geoffrey
Fletcher’s VIOLET & DAISY, MalikaZouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax
Wright’s CALL ME KUCHU, Jimmy Loweree’s ABSENCE, and Shaul Schwarz’s NARCO

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